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Old 09-29-21, 08:22 PM
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35K out and back. On the out it was the head wind, on the back it was the real possibility of rain.
First day back on the m-bike* (* only muscle powered) it was a little smidgen slower than usual.
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Old 10-01-21, 06:45 PM
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@Chickenwings - a brisk hour is a big step.

The benefit is in the consistency.

For One hour training =
follow the Lemond Theory:
It never gets easier, you just go faster.
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Old 10-01-21, 06:48 PM
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25+ miles, sunny, high 70s, light winds. I've been taking longer breaks (up to an hour, when my son was visiting), and sometimes I've done low energy rides home. Today, I took 9 minutes to eat a cookie, drink some water, and people-watch. No problem on the way home.

Can't read, can't count. My main metric is miles ridden. As of Wednesday, I read the record as 1177 miles for 202,.so I thought today's ride would push me over 1200. It was actually 1173+ up through Wednesday. After today's ride - somehow it got to 1199.07 miles. Rain is predicted for the next 3 days, but I might just ride a mile.
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Old 10-02-21, 05:21 PM
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I did yesterday, but was too bushed to record it here. Anyway 61.5 km







As I told the two roadies that passed me on the hilly section: "It's a long way to Tipperary"

Usually on the homestretch going North along the lakes I'd be pushing. None of that yesterday, tired and a headwind??

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Old 10-02-21, 08:40 PM
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Thanks wildwood. I’m slowly getting better at this for sure. Appreciate the kind words.
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Old 10-02-21, 10:55 PM
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Merry CXmas!


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Old 10-03-21, 09:06 AM
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Saturday 40 mile ride to the Simply Natural Creamery & back. Always a treat for some really good ice cream before heading back


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Old 10-04-21, 11:06 AM
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120 miles spread over 3 days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). Saturday's ride was 50 miles in a misty rain. Yesterday was drop dead gorgeous! Perfect autumn weather in the Twin Cities.
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Old 10-04-21, 03:38 PM
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Another great Bay Area morning,weather wise. Nice sunny and warm.
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Old 10-04-21, 09:11 PM
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I took today off. 😊

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Old 10-06-21, 04:13 PM
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24 miles today - longest ride since the brain hemorrhage. Felt fine!
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63 miles around the city. Getting ready to ride 70 miles on my 70th birthday coming up on November 12th.
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Old 10-07-21, 02:05 PM
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You guys are crazy! WELL DONE, congratulations and keep it up!
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29.7 miles today, sunny and 82 degrees!
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Old 10-11-21, 10:02 PM
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Sunny, crisp ( 10º C), a bit windy and since it was a Holiday Monday a bit slower on some of the Rail Trail sections (dogs, people and lack of attention).
All in all a good 44+ km ride.
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Old 10-14-21, 05:52 PM
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51.9 K with a few extra layers of clothing. Not quite 10º C and a pretty stiff wind. Headwind on the speedy downhill sections is a real bummer.
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Old 10-16-21, 12:29 PM
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10 degrees C and I got off my fat azz for a short ride. Made just over 7 k with my current enthusiasm reserve...grin. I know I'm not in the league of many here but I'm posting a bit to hopefully show others that are newer at this that not all of us here are 20+ mile makers.

Anyway, I haven't rode in a while and as I'm still new and building absolutely EVERYTHING related to this sport I had to tap out with knee pain today. Sigh....Lol....here's to hangin in!

Good luck all!!
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Too nice not to ride yesterday. ~30 miles and about 64*F. Won’t see a daytime high like that until March or April.
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Around a couple of blocks. just got back into cycling after a 20 year pause, because of my doctor's advice. hopefully one day I'll be able to put some impressive miles under my belt.
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You da man funky! My first ride this spring was 3k and I'm up to 18 and a bit now! Even had to learn and experiment with padded shorts!

Congrats!
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Dry again so had to ride.


Past the skating rink and Doofers - thankfully, both fully open.



Just about picked out. Local small businesses seem to be getting customers.

The pumpkin, the pigs, the Merckx. Back close to home.
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61+ km today; whenever the Rail Trail gets busy — aka the Weekend crowds — I have to slow down just a little bit. Kids, dogs and sleep walkers.




Big advantage today: thanks to yesterday's rain no flying dust from the gravel.

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Old 10-18-21, 06:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Chickenwings
You da man funky! My first ride this spring was 3k and I'm up to 18 and a bit now! Even had to learn and experiment with padded shorts!

Congrats!
You must be in better shape than me. after a couple of blocks I'm already breathing a little hard, and that includes coasting a bit. just have to persevere so that I can join the big leagues.
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Old 10-18-21, 06:33 AM
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Nah I had a real hard time to start too an I still can't keep up with the regulars here by a long shot. Geez look at Old Rail Fan there...epic! I will say this though, my wind is better now than when I started and I get less sore than I used to...hahahah!

I'm not a biker by any stretch but the benefits are there to be had. Keep it up and keep us informed of how you're doing.

I've found the guys here to be very helpful if you've got any questions too!
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